Sholing 0-3 Weymouth
Boatmen went out of the FA Cup to National League South, Weymouth at a packed Mackoy Stadium. Scoreline slightly flattered the visitors, but no denying they looked like a team from two divisions above Sholing. In front of 515 spectators (our biggest gate since 2014), Weymouth took the lead on 15 mins when Robinson scored. Boatmen probably gave the Terras' a bit too much respect and on 24 mins, Thomson tapped into the empty net after a cut back from Gosney's initial save. Boatmen were better in the second half, with Dan Mason twice firing just off target and James Lauder shooting straight at the keeper, but the lads couldn't grab the goal to see if it rattled the visitors. In added time, Williams fired into the empty net after Gosney's save fell kindly to him - Match Report
Not the result we wanted, but many thanks to our brilliant volunteers & sponsors for an immense amount of work in a short space of time to get the ground ready and new clubhouse open.
Newport IW 0-6 Sholing
Brad Targett hit a hat-trick as the Boatmen advanced in the Hampshire Senior Cup with a big win at Wessex Division 1 side, Newport IW. On 16 mins, Targett was set up by Dan Mason and on 30 minutes the lead was doubled when Marv's cross was poked home by Brad. On 41 minutes, James Lauder scored his first goal for Sholing with a low shot into the corner. Targett turned provider in the 54th min, setting up Alex Sawyer and he was to get another soon after when he & Dan Mason linked up superbly in the area. With the last action of the game, Brad Targett headed in a knock back from a corner - Match Report
Sholing 3-1 Cirencester Town
Boatmen made it 3 wins on the spin in a successful week at the Mackoy Stadium, with a deserved victory over Cirencester. This was despite playing the last half hour with 10 men after Jake Hoole received a red card. Dan Mason put Sholing in front on 6 mins, volleying in spectacularly from 16 yards after Marv's shot had been parried. The visitors grabbed an equaliser in stoppage time in the first half, a corner was cleared and the shot came back in via the post. Boatmen went back in front on 59 mins when Jamie Bulpitt spotted the run of Alex Sawyer, clipping a great pass into his path and Sawyer slotted into the far corner past the advancing keeper. On 88 minutes, Dan Mason did well to control a long throw and cut the ball back for Brad Targett, who showed great skill to send the defender for a hot-dog before planting his 10 yard shot past the keeper - Match Report & Photos
Sholing 5-1 Gosport Borough
Boatmen blew away Borough with a storming performance in the Southern League Challenge Cup. Sholing were in front in after just 40 seconds! A free flowing move saw Byron Mason set up for a thunderous 20 yard shot into the bottom corner. It was 2-0 on 13 mins when the Gosport keeper misjudged the bounce as it sailed over his head & Marlon Mason tapped in his first senior goal for the Boatmen. 34 mins and Dan Mason completed the "Triple Mason" when he snuck between the defender & keeper to stretch a foot and somehow direct it back into the empty net. Gosport got a goal back on 67 mins, but within 4 minutes, Sholing were 4-1 up. Jake Hoole's drilled in cross eventually found Alex Sawyer to calmly slot home. Quickly it was 5-1 when on 74 mins, Jake Hoole's freekick into the box was met with a diving header by Byron Mason to score his 99th goal for Sholing. Could have been more for the Boatmen, who shocked the visitors from the League above with a terrific high tempo performance - Match Report
Our new clubhouse was delivered and craned into position on Monday! A culmination of so many years of hard work, set-backs and thinking it may never happen, but it has! We will now work on finishing the internals, landscaping, ramps and pathways etc, with an expected opening of the new facility in October. For a Gallery of the clubhouse progress & details of our Sponsors, please click here
The Mackoy Stadium !!!
Sholing Football Club are delighted to announce the new name for our ground with immediate effect is : THE MACKOY STADIUM
The club are thrilled to have Mackoy Groundwork and Civil Engineering as owners of the stadium naming rights. Sholing Chairman, Gerry Roberts said : "This is a major coup for the Boatmen to have a company of Mackoy's size and standing as our partners". "We look forward to working closely with them as we continue to grow Sholing FC in our community". "New branding will appear at the ground entrance and around the Mackoy Stadium over the coming weeks."
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